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The Social Work Academy


An update for student and newly qualified social workers

Re: recruitment for the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment in Children’s Social Care

We appreciate that student and newly qualified social workers may be concerned about the impact of Covid-19 on themselves and their loved ones, but also on social work qualification and recruitment to Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programmes.

We remain committed to recruiting newly qualified social workers in Children’s Social Care. In line with current UK government guidance, we are currently considering the best way to manage the recruitment process at this time; most likely interviewing successful applicants online. The online application will go live mid-May and is available on our vacancy page.

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There has never been a better time or place to build a career in children's social care than in Tower Hamlets right now.

The Social Work Academy is an innovative way of ensuring that we are recruiting, retaining and developing outstanding social workers. Finding the best talent is fundamental to our borough achieving excellent outcomes for children. 

The Academy is designed to be with you throughout every step of your career, supporting and empowering you through our commitment to five basic principles:

  1. Relationships at the heart of practice
  2. Enabling practice excellence
  3. Investing in new social workers 
  4. Creating a culture of innovation
  5. Ensuring quality of practice

Find out what the Social Work Academy can do for you in the following sections: